Hall of Fame

The Southern Golf Association Hall of Fame was established in 1972 by the Board of Directors of the Southern Golf Association.

About the Hall of Fame

The history of the Southern Golf Association, one of the oldest golf organizations in America, tells the story of Southern golf through its great clubs and its greatest players. For over a hundred years, the Southern Golf Association has promoted golf through one of America’s great amateur tournaments, the Southern Amateur. It all began with an organizational meeting in a Chattanooga hotel in 1902, and the playing of the first tournament a few months later on a nine-hole course in Nashville. The Hall of Fame recognizes some of the greats that have achieved major success through the Southern Amateur Championship and its competitive landscape.


The first Hall of Fame inductee was appropriately Robert Tyre Jones, Jr. The award was made posthumously in July, 1972 at the 1972 Southern Amateur Championship held at the Green Island Country Club in Columbus, Georgia. Please click Learn More to discover the many noteworthy names within the SGA Hall of Fame.The Southern Golf Association Hall of Fame is unique in that it does not necessarily induct a member each year, nor does it select multiple inductees. In this, its 48th year, there have been 26 inductees with 22 years of no induction. This, in effect, makes it even more of an honor to be a member of the Southern Golf Association Hall of Fame.

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